## Elementary Algebra

$x = 34$
1. Cross multiply: $4(x+6) = 5(x-2)$ 2. Expand and solve $4x + 24 = 5x - 10$ $4x - 5x + 24 + 10 = 0$ $-x + 34 = 0$ $-x + 34 = 0$ $-x = -34$ $x = 34$